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)AY> FEBRUARY 21, 1861.
of the Southern Confed
Which is now in oourae of
a Committee composed of two
ef the seceding States, is
ish anxiety by the Southern
we have regarded the
one of the wisest in
to a free people, yet,
even that graat work
had its defects. Now
tads for a people
it—with like inter
deem it not inap-
ids from the old
will in every re
tain tary influ-
lident and Vice
Un years ; Dei
ty years of aye,
ate ; be elected
[for one term,
ave the same
at large (or
kd only eligible
oh State, in the
[ entitled to one
I a few of the
strolled us in
I It generally con-
i surfeited with
pwa become so fre-
, that the peo-
i restoration of
i acceptation of
I have so long as
ant state of po-
proves that, as
ftJlMpeign is ended,
•ther, and thus the
■broiled in heated
the utter neglect of
t and to the serious in
kings of our system of
) Federal Constitution, in
■itant evils incident to
iatitation, that business
r hind are in constant danger
of destruction. Nothing is stable—nothing re
liable—mid nothing secure and free from the
oaprioee of Asneagoguer Of this, the people
are sick, nauseated and disgusted. The people
Waal peace and aecnrity, and, beiDg self-reli
ant, they are wilting to elect a President and
Vice President for ten years ; a Senator for the
MOW Vera, and their members of Congress for
Ate yeaia by the General ticket system. By
iMaaeara^ they are not likely to be swindled
by Aimagegnea, tricksters, ninnies and nin
Whilst wo desire the Constitution of the
Southern Confederacy to be based upon princi
ples of pure Republican Democracy, yet, we
desire a Government of solidity, of strength,
and one that will, in the future, secure to eaoh
and every citisen the full enjoyment of every
privilege and immunity that is promotivo of
peace, happiness and prosperity. The people
can only enjoy these blessings by the elevation
to office of pure men and statesmen, and by
being freed from the annoyances resulting
from annual and bi-ennial elections. We ask
for peace at home, and the poor but priceless
privilege of being saved from the clap trap,
smilee and harangues of unscrupulous place-
The people are willing to meet war, pesti
lence and famine, if necessary, to establish per-
msnsntly a Southern Confederacy, but when
once established they do ask the small boon of
freedom from incessant elections and the cos-
ening of political circuit riders.
The Two Presidents and the Contrast.
We have heard very often, from individuals
who ware well acquainted with Mr. Lincoln,
that his habits were those of a vulgar man,
and his whole bearing that of one essentially
a black guard. Some of the recitals wa have
heard of theao habits and charactaristics have
so forcibly impressed us, that we have long
since looked for nothing from the Abolition
President but blunders and brute fulminations.
Lincoln has said nothing since his election,
•imply because he had nothing to say. Since
his departure from his obscore home, his
speeches are enough to excite the laughter and
scorn of the public, if the weal of a whole con
tinent was not involved in the jest. At the
farewell gathering in Springfield, he gives us
the only short glimmer we have had of the
humanity or intelligence that his friends elaim
for his character. He has not relieved the
stolidity of his Vulgar insensibility by even
an occasional flash of deviltry or ferocity.—
At Springfield, however, he did seem to feel
that hie task was about to weigh heavily upon
him, and that the mischief was to pay. At
k»e next stage he cave utterance to what he
meant for courage and an assurance to his blood
end thunder supporters that ha would, in due
time, come down with commendable tortures
on Southern rebels. But te sensible men, who
regard the troubles now affiictieg the country
ae things of some moment, his ohatiering stuff
about taking forts and customs and suck other
matters down South as not amounting to coer
cion, must excite irrepressible loathing for this
mere creature of nigger-loving politicians. At a
subeequant stage of his progress, he must surely
have been unsettled either by worse liquor ar
better company than he has been previously ac
customed to. He thought "there was nobody
hurt" and nothing to be “scared about." Aad so
after waiting for this vailed prophet to show his
face and find his voioe, now he has unoovered
we find him a oonUospUble Harlequin, power
ful, but, like a ball in a china shop, powerful
only la smashing things to pieces. How differ
ent the life and present demonstrations far
mshed by the President of the Gonj
states ! Dignified,yet gentle sad acccfaiblh*-
he has no concealment* from friend or foe,
his aims are alfloftytind honorable. He asks
not, and never has asked for his people, whet
be has not been willing to concede to sll other
sections of the oomtnon country. His position!
unlike that of the sections! and incendiary
Lincoln, has been, from the very first, highly
respectable in the councils of the nation, and
at tha close of his public career be left not his
superior behind him. Iu the short distance
between his home in Mississippi and the Cap
itol of the Government that ic proud to clai
him as its Executive, he has delivered twenty
five speeches, not one of which has failed to
give sssursuce of the patriot, soldier and gen
tleman that he is.
With a just cause, multitudinous resources,
hearts prepared for the very worst that a fa
natical rancorous hostility can iofiict, we say
to Linoola and his tnyrmadons, come on, we
are ready ! We have no advice further to give
—not another warning, and may our tongues
be blistered into everlasting charcoal before we
ever utter one implorstion for peace. We may
consent for our tormentors to have it after
while, but for out selves, we are content to bide
the peltinge of the most pitiless storm their
rage and venom can lash into fury ; and when
Abolitionists can have it to say that in this
fight they are having a nice time of it, we hope
we will be able to endure what fall* to
share. Let there be no child's play. We have
quit the pestilent set—quit finally and forever.
Chang, dead, had as well be dragged about by
Eng living and kicking, as to talk of recon
struction and slavery. Peace, then, our one
raies can have and go with it—war to their
heart's content if they insist on staying f>r it.
Resignations iu the Army and Navy of
the United States.
Below we give a list of the resignations
which have taken place in the Array and Navy
of the United States since the 6th day of No
Name. State. Regiment.
Lieut. Col. Wm. J. Hardee,. .Ga. . .1st Res. Dragoons
Lieut. CoL Win. H. Walker,.fla. . .10th Retcm’t Infntry.
Major Earl Van Dorn, Miss. .9(1 Regiu’t Dragoons
Brevet MaJ. L. B. Northrop, 8L C.JsLRef’t Dragoon*.
Captain A C. My era, 44 Q.If. OenTa Dept
“ II. C. Wayne, ..Os... 44 “
44 John Dunovant, . ..8. C. .l'Hh Reg’t Infantry.
44 Barnard E. Dee, •• .. 44 **
44 Nathan G. Evans,.. 41 ..2*1 Reg’t Cavalry.
44 LB. Northrop,.... 44 . .Sd Dragoons.
44 W. D. Smith, Ga. .. 44
44 Wm. If. Gardner,..Ga. ..2d Infantry.
Lieut. Edwin H. Stoughton, .Vt ...6th Infantry.
1st Lt. George 9. James 8. C. .4th Artillery.
44 J. H. Forney, Ala... 10th Infantry.
44 R. 8. Cole, Fla.. .6th 44
44 Joshua W. 8111,. Ohio..Ordinance Dep'w't.
44 James M. Corley r 8. C. ,6lh Infantry.
2d LL St. Clair Dearing,... .Ga. ..2d Artillery.
44 W. H. Glbbes v . .. & C. 1*1 Reg’t Dragoons
44 J. 11. Uslonquist, 44 4th Artillery.
44 Samuel II. Lockett,....Ala...U. 8. Cope Eng’n’ra
Cadet C. McKee Weatherby.8. C. .Military Academy.
44 n. & Farley, 44 .. “
44 James Hamilton,.... “ 44
44 Geo. Reynolds, 44 .. 44
Commodore Laurence Kearney, New Jersey.
44 Lawrence Rousseau, Louisiana.
Captain D. N. Ingraham,. South Carolina.
44 Victor M. Randolph, Virginia.
44 L. C. Harby.of the Rev. Serv. South Carolina.
Commander E. Farrand, New Jersey.
44 Henry J. Hart* tone South Carolina.
44 T. W. Brent, Florida.
Purser George W. Clarke, Arkansas.
Purser Janies Law, South Carolina.
Purser Henry Ayera^ Georgia.
Lieutenant J. H. North, South Carolina.
44 Alexander N. Warlry, 44
44 Win. C. Dozier, 44
44 James B. Hamilton, 44
44 R. T. Chapman, Alabama.
44 Henry Rolando,
44 Thomas P. Pelot,
44 T. B. Renshaw,
44 R. Belden,
44 J. R. Eggleston,
44 J. M. Stnbbllng,
44 Thomas B. Hager,
44 C. Magnlgault Morris,
44 | Joseph Fry,
44 John Rutledge,
44 PhUlp Porcher,
Oaplaln 0. W. Thomas,...
Surgeon W. A. W. Spotewood,
Surgeon — Grafton,
Pasted Assistant Surgeon A. M. Lynah, South Carolina.
Aaatatant Surgeon Charles I. Lining,... 44
Navy Agent D. B. Herlot, 44
Naval Storekeeper 8. Z. Gonzales, 44
Assistant Surgeon Thomas I. Charlton, Georgia.
Master Wm. Evans, South Carolina.
Master T. B. Mills, 44
Master Philip Porcher, 44
Midshipman John Qrlmball, 44
44 8.8. Gregory, 44
44 James L. Heol, Alabama.
44 Reed, Mississippi.
Acting Midshipman William Wilkins,... South Carolina.
44 Klehard Hays,.... 44
44 Benjamin F. Perry, 41
" Francis M. Thomas, 44
44 U. M. Bacet, 44
“ J. T. Baker, 44
14 J. T. Walker,. ... 44
44 W. W. Wilkinson, 44
44 R. Flournoy, Georgia.
44 W. K. Yancey,.... Alabama
44 V. N. Robey MlmUsIppi.
44 8. G. Stone, Alabama.
44 W. F. Robinson, .. 44
44 N. J. Smith, 44
44 I. 0. Holcomb,.... Georgia.
14 H. L. Hull, Alabama
44 J. H. Ingraham,.. South Carolina
44 R. F. Armstrong,.. Georgia
41 J. C. Holcomb,... Georgia.
Letter from a Soldier In Port Pumter.
14 Fort Sumtks, Feb. 7, I860.— We expeot to
he attacked every day. They have not quite
finished their batteries. They ara building one
about 1,400 yarda from our fort, in imitation of
the iron ships built now in Europe, so that we
shall have a piece of hard work to destroy it.
I expect we shall have an attack before my
letter reaches you. We ell think we shall be
able te stand it for about ten days. They ean
not take the fort by assault unleea they wish
to sacrifice from three to four thousand live#.
It is impossible they should enter the fort, and
they eaanot come near enough te make a
breach. They know it very well, aad their
plan le to bombard as till they kill us one after
another, or till we are starved to dsath."
pP* "Figures wont lie," is an old and home
ly expression; bat fow men can look on a fash
ionable woman's Anger now-a-days and any as
. South Carolina.
. South Carolina.
At an election, yesterday, for Lieutenant-
Colonel to command the Augusta Independent
Battalion, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Col. A. Cu turning, John K Jack
son was elected, over John B. Meeks, by tbir
ty five msjority.
Commodore Tatnal has resigned bis commis
sion in the United States Navy, and is daily
expected in Savannah.
Lieut. Btribhling, late of the United States
Navy, bsi resigned his post, and accepted a
position in the mi itary service of South Caro
pjf When President Jefferson Davis passed
through Jackson, Mississippi, on his way to
Montgomery, Alabama, for inauguration, tho
old and tattered flag of the Mississippi Rifles,
which waved over tk# “ well foughten field"of
Buena Vista, was borne in the procession of re
During the nine months ending the first
of February, the servant girls in Cincinnati
sent to their parents and friends in Europe the
sum of $64,000. The remittances vary in size,
ranging from $3 to $25.
Resignation of Mr. Drlukard—The Seizure
of Army Supplies—Forts Sumpter and
Washington, Feb. 15. —Col. Drinkard has
resigned the Chief Clerkship of tho War De
partment, on the ground as stated in his letter
to the Secretary of that Department, that the
committee of the House in the matter of the
abstracted bonds had, io their report, introduo
od bis uatne in a manner calculated to produce
upon a reader who has not the opportunity of
examining the testimony an impression unfa
vorable to him, and that therefore he does not
fool at liberty by further continuance io office
to subject the administration to any—even con
jectural— embarrassment which might result
The army supplies recently seized at Napo
leon, Arkansas, are worth between eight and
nine thousand dollars, and consist of 130 box
es, containing small arms and ordnance stores
destined for the troops on the frontiers of
Texts and Arkansas, solely for protecting the
whites from Ionian incursions. There sre
2,000 regulars guarding a line of about 1,000
lies, but now there is no safe route for a re
newal of such supplies.
It is said that assurances have recently been
received that no attack will be made on either
Fort Sumter or Fort Fiokens, and that as soon
as Mr. Davis shall have been inaugurated Pres
ident of the Southern Confederacy, be wii
send a minister to Washington with power'to
negotiate with this government concerning the
various matters in dispute. However this may
be, it is certain, as ascertained from an un
doubted source, I hat Mqjor Anderson feels him
self secure in bis position, and should he be
assailed, no doubt is entertained that he ca
sustain it until aucoored by the government.
Movements or tiik Gulf Squadron.—The
Washington correspondent of the New York
Herald telegraphed the following under date
of the 7th inst.:
Four or five ships belonging to tho Gulf
squadron will soon return to Northern ports,
most of them to New York.
It appears on inquiry at the proper aouree
that the St. Louis was ordered Iiorn the Gulf
quadron as early as December 24, and the
Sabine January 9, or three days before the sur
render of the Pensacola Navy Yard, leaving
the other vessels to compose that squadron, (tie
Powhatan, Pocahontas and Cum her land. The
Cumberland has been ordered to Hampton
Roads, and the Powhatan to New York. What
ever of disaffection has existed in (ho Gulf
spuadron was ou board the latter vessel. When
ordered to proceed elsewhere, a portion of her
officers, who are Southern men, supposing she
was to go to Persacola, manifested discontent.
The First Lieutenant sent in his resignation,
the acceptance of which will depend upon his
being exonerated from blame, to be ascertain
ed when the vessel shall arrive at New York;
otherwise ho will be court martirled. There
are eleven naval vessels in commission on our
coast, one at Cuba, and another at Fort Taylor
and Tortugas. The Macedonian and Brooklyn
have arrived in the neighborhood of Fort Pick-
Union or Spain and Portugal.—A late
number of tho Kpoca, of Madrid, has the fol
The English papers contain a number of loi
ters from Lisbon, which speak of the publics
ion of pamphlets, tho objeot of which is to
prepare the Union of the Iberian peninsular
as a necessity of the nsw condition of Spain.
It is useless to add that the English press take
good eare to say that these projects meet with
a terrible resistance in Portugal, and that if
any power in Europe should favor them, Eng
land would oppose it with all her might.
This nows tgroes perfectly with a Lisbon
letter,which says that a pamphlet ia circulat
ing in that oapilol favoring the annexation of
Portugal to Spain. It is believed there that
this work, although printed in Paris, wasorig-
nated in Lisbon, and that it represents the
ideas of a party of no mean influence.
The Blockade or Southern Ports.—The
following paragraph from the London “Post,"
of January 12lh, which is generally regarded
as the organ of Lord Palmerston, the British
"rentier, shows how the threatened blockade
of the Southern ports by Mr. Lincoln's ad
ministration would bo regarded It England.—
It says :
A maritime war, which would destroy the
cotton trade, and paralyse one groat staple of
industry of this country, would bo equally un
popular in England and in tho United States.
Thk Ground Crasao. — A subscription is
being raised in Virginia to purchase the birth
place of Gsn. Soott, in Dinwiddlo County, to
>e placed under a trust, which is to prevent
another ehild from ever being born on tho
Arrest or Georgr Hooter on a Ciiaroe
or UonniNo thr Mail.—Mr. George Hooper,
U. 8. Mall Agent on tho Nashville and
Chattanooga route, was arrested yesterday aad
hold to bail In a large amount, on n charge of
robbing the mails, some weeks ago, while act
ing in tbs onpacity ns Mall Agent. It is said
that Iks proofs against him am rather strong
and that the abstractions of inoosy from lbs
mails ia bis ohargt have been going on for
some time.—Nashville Banner.
Aims roa Florida.—The Tallahassee Flar-
dian says that one thousand Maynard rifles
and appendages with 60,000 ball sartidgeo and
100,000 primers, aid 4,000 persuasion mi»-
ksts, have boon received by the State. The
rifles were purchased by tbs Governor in De
cember last, aad Quntermnnter General Arek-
er has just returned (torn business connected
with their delivery and reoeipi.
Resolutions Introduced Against the Coercion of
the Receding States.
Richmond, Feb. 1$.—During the session of
ike Convention to day, Mr. Mnrr introduced n
series of resolutions declaring ihet Virginie
cherished a devoted attachment te the Union,
and will make any sacrifice consistent with
honor to restore end maintain it, but declares
bar opposition to coercion, end is determined
not to submit to soy administration of the
Government la which her right* ere eseeilod
or not fully protected, and if the Union cno-
not be restored on terms honorable to all its
•opponent parte, U shell be divided.
Hr. Morten presented resolutions declaring
that Virginia will not submit to the ooereion
of the ssitrlt 4 * Stales on soy pretext, and pro
teats against the use of tbs army and navy to
coerce auy State now in or out of the Union.
She desires to restore tho Federal Union and
preserve it upon terms of safety and honor to
all its members; but if the efforts being made
prove unavailing, then she will not hesitate to
uuite with her sister Southern States.
Mr. Carlisle presented revolutions declaring
that since the decision of the Supreme Court
in the case of Chisholm r«. State of Georgia,
and the adoption of the 11th amendment to the
Constitution, we are at a loss to understand
how the impreesion that tho Federal Govern-
meat possessed power to coerce a State could
have obtained credence.
Mr. Leake presented a resolution declaring
that if the Federal Government undertake to
forcibly retake the forts in the seceding States,
Virginia will regard it as an invasion of the
rights of the Southern States, and if the Gov
ernment undertakes to collect duties in the se-
oeding States, Virginia will regard such acts
as oosreioa, and is hereby pledged to resiet
with all the means in her power.
Mr. Riohardson presented resolution! de
claring that tbs compact has been repeatedly
violated and repudiated by the North, and 1h
not bindiog on the other parties thereto; that
the peaoeable withdrawal of the Southern
States is justifiable ; that we will resiet tho co
ercion of such States ; that it is the duty of the
North at once to concede such guarantees as
will prevent the recurrence of wrongs and se
cure our equal rights ; that the failure to do
so is an evidence of indifference or hostility
which is alike fatal to our peace and prosper
ity ; that in view of these truths we demand
the speedy security of our rights and honor,
default of which we will dissolve our con
nection with those who first wantonly wrong
us and then obstinately persevere in injury ;
and that Virginia be forthwith put in condition
Mr. Flournoy presented resolutions declaring
that while Virginia has a high appreciation of
the blessings iutended to be seoured by the
Constitution and the Union, and will do much
and forbear much to perpetuate them, she
feels bound to declare that an identity of inter
ests would demand and receive the interpo
sition of all her military strength to reeist an
attempted coercion of the Southern States—
that Virginia hopes and believes, by prudent
measures, conciliation on the part of the .Gov
ernment, and a just appreciation of our pres
ent difficulties, some measures of compromise
may be adopted which sill restore peace,
friendship and Union to every section.
All these resolutions were referred to the
committee on Federal relations.
Considerable debate touching national mat
tei s followed, during which Mr. Wise reiter
ated his policy of fighting in (be Union, and
counselled speedy action.
Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, opposed all haste
—he would not be driven by the North or
dragged by the Cotton States, who bad acted
without consulting Virginia. He was oppos
ed to coercion, but if the seceded States choose
to assault the forts, let them take the conse-
had never yet attempted to coeroe the South.
When it was done the people would reeist.
List of Cadets appointed "at large" by the Pres
ident, February 18fA, 1861.
I. R. Buchanan Waje, son of Lieutenant-
Colonel It. Dean Arden Wade, who was twice
brevetted for gallantry in the Florida war, and
at Molino del Key. and died of wounds re
ceived at Churubusco.
Randolph Ridgely, son of Captain Ran
dolph Rtdgelj, who was distinguished in
Florida, brevetted for brilliant oonduot at the
battle of l'alo Alto and Resaca de la Palma,
and distinguished at the storming of Monterey,
where he died.
3. Charles W. Morgan, son of the late
Commodore Morgan, a distinguished and gal
lant offioer of the Navy, who was with Com
modore Hull at the capture of the Guerriere,
and with Commodore Dainbridge in the cap
ture of a frigate, end who died in the ser
Henry Brockholst Ledyard, grandson of
General Lewis Cass.
Theophilus H. Holmes, Jr., son of Major
T. H. Holmes, of the Army, who was brevet
ted for gallant conduct at Monterey.
G. Frederick W. Smith, son of the Hon. Wil
liam Smith, of Virginia.
7. Ormahy M. Mitchell, Jr., son of Profes
sor Mitchell, Dtreotor of the Cincinnati and
8. Thomas Lee Brent, son of the late Cap
tain Brent, of ihe Army, who served In Florb*
da and Mexico, wts brevetted for gallant eon-
duct at Buena Vista, and died in the service.
James D. Graham, son of Major Law-
renct Pike Graham, of the Army, who was
brevetted for gallant conduct at Resaca de la
10. Robert M. Magraw, whose ancestors
served with distinction in the Revolutionary
The following additional appointments have
been made to fill vacancies crested by the re
ignation and dismissal of Cadeta appointed
II. James B. Breese, (re appointed.)
12. Satterlee Clarke Plummer, son of Cap
tain J. B. Plummer, of the Army.
13. Charles H. Cookey, whose ancestors
were distinguished in the Revolutionary war.
14. S. Lane Ilayman, a descendant of Gen
eral Anthony Wayne.
William Gadsby, Jr., Is appointed from tbs
District of Columbia.
Bank or WiuirisLD."—James Morris,
President of tbs 44 Bank of Whitftsld," at
Dalton, states through Ike 'Tinas' of that
plaee, that he has deposited with Judge Daw
son A. Walker over fifteen thousand dollars
essh assets for the protection aad redemption
•f Iks bills of said Bank signed by him and
Russell, Cashier. The amount now la eir-
cuiation does not exoeed two thousand five
hundred dollars. In ease said Bank or him-
self refuse as foil te Redeem Ike Lilia wham.re
quired, after Iba Banks ef Awgusta end Sav-
aawak shall resume • paste payment, Jwfige
Welker is authorised to seek tho assets la lie
possession, for tho rodomptfon of tho Mile
tbea la elroaletlon — Columbus (67m) Baa,
Fed. T9. * a
Moxtuomrsv, l^eb. 1».
Congress met to-day at noon. Prayer was
fersd by the Rev. Hooker Cobbe.
The journal of yesterday was reed end con
Mr. Shorter announced that Mr. Waul, one
of the delegatee from Texae, had arrived, and
wae now present in the helL
The President invited Mr. Waul to e seat.
Mr. Bartow, the Chairman of the Committee
on Military Affairs, said that that Committee
had prepared a report for the consideration of
Congress, but he thought it best that tne report
should be submitted in secret session.
Mr. Shorter, the Chairmen of the Committee
on Engrossments, reported as duly engrossed,
end ready for the signature of the President of
Congress, the follow resolutions:
A resolution for the enforcement of the rev
A resolution for ihe preservation of the rec
ords of Congress ;
A resolution giving certain powers to the
Committee on Naval Affairs; and
A resolution for the relief of J. N. Walden,
a citisen o r Georgia.
Mr. Brooks said that the committee on the
organization of the Executive Departments
was ready to report, but thought it perhaps
best that the report be made iu secret session
He therefore moved that Corgress go into
Mr. Conrad said that he ceuld see no reason
why the report should not be submitted in
open session. If any debate should result, it
would be necessary that it should be conduct
ed with closed doors. He also thought there
were good reasons why the report should be
submitted aud read in open session.
Mr. Brooke withdrew his motion, in order
that Mr. Conrad's remarks could be iu order,
as one of the rulea of Congress preveuts de
bate on Ihe motion to go into secret session.
Mr. Chilton stated that he had received a
communication from a distinguished Jurist of
the 8tate of Alabama, containing aome valuable
suggestions in reference to a permanent Con
stitution, which be simply desired to present,
without reading, to the committee on the per
manent Constitution. The reference was ac
Mr. Brooke presented the report from the
oomuiiltee to organize the Executive Depart
ments, which was read.
The first section provides that there shall
be an Executive Department of State, and
there shall be a principal officer known as
Secretary of State, who aball discharge such
duties as may be assigned him by the Presi
dent, and in accordance with the Constitution
and laws of the Confederate States, and re
ceive such compensation ae may be fixed by
The second section provides that it shall be
the duty of the Secretary of State to preserve
ell bills, resolutions, orders, &c., and affix to
them the Great Seal of the State—also to give
public notice of all Ians passed by Congress,
in at least three public Journals printed with
in the Confederacy—and also to oause two
printed copies of all acts, resolutions, ko., to
be sent to each of the Govenors of the 8tatee
of this Confederacy.
The third section—That there shall be in
said department a chief olerk, and such other
clerks as may be found necessary in the busi
ness of the Department, who shall receive such
compensation, and taka auch oatha, aa may
be regulated by law.
On motion of Mr. Neebit, Congress went in
to secret session.
To-day the State of Texas was called in the
roll of States. It is understood that the del
egates have all the privileges of members with
the exception of that of voting.
Tho departments of war, navy, justics, pos
tal, State and Treasury, were organised to
day. The Cabinet will probably be nomine*
ted to morrow.
It understood that Mr. Yancey declines a
seat in the Cabinet, preferring, at tbeauggea
tion of friends to represent the Government
Wasbir«ton, Fek. 10.
In the House, to day, the steamship amend
ment to the Navy Bill was discussed and adapt
ed. The bill was strongly resisted by Moasra.
Bocock, Garnett, and others. During tko de
bate Mr. Stanton admitted present indications
ware, that civil war mast ensue if the seceding
State# retain poascesiou of Forts and other Fed
Mr. Stanton's Force kill was debated. The
President has given assurance that he will sign
no such bill.
The Senate passed the tariff bill, with sever
The Postal Bill was debated. An amend-
mant to exclude the Southern States caused a
Iu the Pesos Conference, on the l$tk, the
Committee report was discussed. Also, the
proposition to establish slavery South of 1$°
30', not including future acq’iiaitions. No de
finite conclusion has been arrived at.
Mr. Rivas, of Virginia, implored the Confer-
once to oome to a vote on the sutyect to-day.—
Ha said ko beltevod it wonld bo adopted to
Tha special Committee of five have agreed
to report a resolution to the House censuring
she Secretary of the Navy for accepting the re
signation ol officers of the Navy from tha se
ceding States, when they were in open hoetili*
ty against this Go verm as eat.
the 1Mb in.U
the imprisonment of their agents.
The Mobile 44 Register," alluding to ttesfol
tioa of Sen or Lords de as Freeh
Mexico, says: "An intimate ecqueinUic*5
Mr. Lerdo (he was under our own roof fo £
eral months for safety from the
eminent) Uught ys to regard him as tfo f
sat man and inoat able anil pr mat i as] ifcUg^l
of that Republic. No man underslask fol
wants of his country better; and it j a a
tom ef regeneration that Ik* people of j£| | |
have chosen ‘biseminentand enlightefit<|
eral for their Preeident. |
Gate-City Guards, \ I
A next, 22d February, at 10 o'clock, li fl
Ralnra. from BmIm, febutiu, WmMb,-
Iob ud Crow ford coon lit*, ArkuMi, j(t. fcuf
Ihouund Uaion majority, aad th« urn. ma
jority >faia.t Oonv.nUoB.
Th.ro in aothlBf Important doa. lt(V>-
.ration yMtarday. A msolatioa Aw a Border
Stata Oan.taUoa, to aiMt at WythoTilla oa tb.
lut Thunday ia Mirth, wu rafomdkr
A. M., ia full uniform, for Pored..
STOKE, lit Scrre.ot,
A*- The MT.nl Military Corp.
the city or. reaped fully in.rtod tounite
with the Guard, in oelabrntiag tb. Day.
TAI.LUI.AU Fine COMPANY.
T HE member, of Tallulah
Fir. Company, No. 3,
requested to eppoer, ia full u
form, (black peals,) at Id of
February, for ecnut.1 parade.
Feb. 23 It J. F. EZ2SARD, PrWt I
ill uni- tap w I
i o'clock, I’ M , S;l
COKE! COKE!! COKE!!!
AT THE GAB WOBX8.
3E quantity for sale
124 cents per bushel.
Feb. 21-dtf. J. F^WABNER,Sup.;I
COBXKR or prscr tbrr ass MARIETTA I
D AYS OF TUITION: Mondays and 1
days, from 3 till 5 o'clock, P. M n fn
dies, Misses and Masters: and the ■»u»e6
at night, from 74 till 16 o'clock, tor YoungO
Terms. $10 for the full course ef 12 lew
Q.L&J. L. HAMILTON
erccKMoRg to mmttn a rtZARD,
AND DEALBRS IW
PURE MEDICIim I
FANCY AND 1
AND LAM 1
PIN! FftlDSCH AND CATAWBA BRAkft
METALIC BURIAL CA!
Wood Coffins, inelodii
Wood and Mahogany.
Marshal's Sheet Met mile Hartal Cat
An entirely new article, nearly as lights
aod cloned up with India Rubber—air4i
for sale at my Rooms, io Markham's Nsvf
ing, on Whitehall street, up stairs.
Residence on Bridge street, near (
Oraters, by telegraph, or otherwise I
ly attended to janf
THOMAS At ABBOTT,
ATTORNEYS AT Lil
Office ia Smith's Building, Whitek
G. 8. TaovAS, jel6tf Bax. "
J. W. HEW E Lie j
V NoLIi-Al.l AMD BIT AIL PSALM II, , I
Fancy and Staple
Corn* 'Whltwh»n deAlab
SUER 4 JllVIf ISLUD (t
FOE SALK IT
FRANCIS R. SHACKELFO
Agent for Atlanta*
Feb. 14 fit
If. B. CLIFFORD.
BACON, FLOUR, COFFEE,
RICE, WINE, BAGGINOiA
JWo. 1-Ail, 4th or Wnll I
P ERSONAL .hanti.a
•dee of (he m.rk.to and my bui
myself shut 1 «B» lho.« *ho ]»■
bB.ln.ra to bib, B fhl. profit I
th. cash ijat.ni. Tbora who «o«y
ay and order, to m. J*t th. fall
Cash Market I do not urn U
buy th. artlcl* on ttm. of **,
I. often Abb. fa all Br.rk.rn *•
low a. any men In th. Sootk-Wrat
1. . trial. New York Esebaip "
soiling nil hero. 1 do not •|» w,r
a legitimate bueinrae, gentleman.
FRENCH CALF SU 1 *
/V taw Inrwnrtan, and hr raj* V.
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